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PBS
Dec 23, 2012 10:00am PST
, their support didn't put him over the top. obama narrowly won the catholic vote, thanks to a strong showing among latino catholics. the u.s. catholic bishops waged an active campaign against the obama administration's decision to require employers, including many faith-based employers, to provide free coverage of contraceptive services. the bishops said that would be a violation of religio freedom. the administration tried to offer a compromise, but the bishops, joined by many evangelical groups, said the compromise didn't go far enough. several religious institutions filed legal challenges to the policy. this summer, the bishops organized what they called a "fortnight for freedom" to highlight their concerns. faith-based groups continued to be divided over economic issues. conservative activists supported massive cuts to the federal budget, arguing that it's immoral to leave debt to future generations. but broad-based interfaith coalition argued that it was immoral to make cuts that would hurt the poor. to underscore that point, a group of catholic sisters organized a project called "nuns
WETA
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am EST
women's rights were a concern. in the end the women's vote went solidly for president obama as opposed to gop challenger mitt romney. and none of the three men who made strange statements about women's bodies won their races. on capitol hill the election brought the total number of women in the senate to 20, 16 democrats and four republicans, and 78 women in the house, 58 democrats, 20 republicans. as budget negotiations continued to loom, women were asked whether having equal female representation in congress would have changed things. >> we would have dealt with that. it's critical to the country. we need to provide certainty for businesses for our families. so they will know what they're looking at over the next year and again as women i think we tend to be consensus builders, we like to get lots of inbuilt then work together to get things done. >> marriage equality laws passed during the election took effect in washington state and maryland as same sex couples lined up to formalize their unions. now the issue goes to the supreme court. earlier in the year the court affirmed the leg
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm PST
out their vote and is going to be exploited by virtually every merchandiser in america. >> obama's campaign manager and the rest of the team for the ground game they pulled together which the romney team laughed at first. they are not laughing now. >> mark. >> thank you. magnificent. >> is this it? >> let's see what conac has given us. the biggest winner of 2012 vladimir putin. he overcame massive opposition protests, maneuvered through constitutional loopholes, served as president, then prime minister. and then when re-elected as president again of planet earth's biggest nation, russia. vladimir putin biggest winner of 2012. >> "biggest loser," pat? >> general david petraeus. cia most famous general of his generation caught in a honey trap and kwon. >> the nra national rifle association which has no answer to why americans should be allowed to buy and possess assault weapons with rounds they can shoot off and kill little children. >> mark. >> the 23 million americans who remain out of work and have been out of work for a long period of time. >> seldom aidle son who backed candid
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
, vote for the obama budget. if obama votes to raise the age for medicare, medicaid or for social security, white officials will go along with obama. i'm kind of worried about the fact that they're talking about raising the retirement age to 69 when the black male life span is 67. and if a white republican -- if a republican we're talking about raised the retirement age of social security, folks would be up in arms but they're not up in arms now. but -- but the republican -- >> a republican hadn't done five other critical things to the black community. >> i'm not arguing that republicans are better than democrats i'm saying that the black that voted for race on obama and you know they have. >> you can run the tape. the problem with meetings like this is we can play it back. you said there's a marginal difference between a white republican and a white democrat. >> in the south there's a marginal difference between a blue dog and a -- >> part of this is that the convergence towards conservatism in the south. >> a political culture of the south is such that peopling that get elected
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
that comes through. but they're not going to vote for something that raises taxes and that puts president obama and house republicans at loggerhead. >> i'm listening to what you say about the republicans and they have changed the limits, willing to accept higher taxes on certain taxpayers. further than they had gone previously. and the president, do you think it's an all or nothing proposition or -- he had said there was wiggle room last weekend. >> he did but i don't know what that wiggle room is because as you mentioned, speaker boehner, who is not one of those people who is standing there promising to not raise taxes on anyone, he's in the middle, trying to negotiate it. he's worked very hard. he came up with proposals that democrats sported -- supported two and four years ago. he put forth a proposal that was identical to one that nancy pelosi had suggested back when it was her idea. and the president just simply dismissed it out of hand. he said raising taxes on only people mdking $1 million or more a year isn't going to cut it. and so i don't really -- i don't see how, given the thi
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
done by the tax increases that are coming. >> chris: you would vote for the stripped-down obama plan. >> i would go for what the speaker tried to do late last week and try to get the number up, and, yes, the tax increase on the wealthy, i would try to protect investments as much as possible and keep dividends at reasonable rates, and, do the amt patch and a reasble deal on state taxes, but i'm a squish on this, and totally, you have to make -- you have to make the best of a bad situation and i think what will happen, incidentally, is republicans will be faced by monday, on december 31st with having to vote on a much worse proposal, than the one they didn't give speaker boehner the majority for. >> chris: plan b. >> harry reid will pass through the senate on thursday or friday, the tax hike on everybody over $250,000 and republicans will have a choice on monday in the house of, letting it coming to a vote, the speaker probably has to and b, will they lose 20 or 30 republicans to join the democrats, and, toass it or not and i think it is the worst outcome, but, that is what happens, wh
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
to vote, we know 93 million eligible americans did not vote in the 2012 presidential election. according to a new survey from public affairs, more than 25% of them did not vote because they were not registered. as president obama said on election night, we have to fix that. when we come back, we'll tell you how we can. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> i want to thank every american who participated in this election. [ cheers and applause ] whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time, by the way we have to fix that. >> that was president obama speaking th
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
. the romney campaign in this story today talking about, you know, we're surprised by obama's get out the vote strength and everybody was talking about that during the campaign. they pledged they were able to match that obama machine and that they had learned from john mccain's unsuccessful effort four years before so i didn't find all of it all that convincing, people trying to look back now and, you know, i think what is true that the republicans will look to 2016 very differently. >> melissa, we're going to come back in just a minute, but you're not the first person to disagree with that story. stay right there. a quick break and a look at our own critical ball into the future. the headlines for january 1st when we come back. ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. duracell with duralock. try running
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
to believe that creates an opportunity. i did not vote for barack obama, but i do believe that having a president in one party and a house in another party does create an opportunity for us to work together in a bipartisan way. we know if my party won everything, it would have been tough for us. it is a political attack that would be taking place from the other side of the aisle. working together, i believe we can tackle this issue. that is really what we desire. that is the right thing to do. we are in the midst of a very tough negotiations taking place between two people. the president, and the speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner. i want to express my appreciation of my colleagues. i have been a minority. i have served in the minority from 1980 to 1994. it is challenging. it is not easy. we are a 11 days away from going over the fiscal cliff and we feel strongly about the need for this institution to state its position on this. i know we have heard mr. reed indicate he does not want to bring up, if this bill passes, this measure. and the president has put out a pol
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am PST
. you were a member of the bowles simpson deficit commission and voted for the final report. that proposed almost $3 trillion in spending cuts. president obama's last offer the one that the republicans rejected was less than $1 trillion in spending cuts. we checked. that would be less than 2% of the $44 trillion the government will spend over the next decade. again, is that the best democrats can do? 2% of all of the spending over the next decade? >> you know, this conversation to me is exactly what is wrong in washington. i mean just listen to the conversation you have is just had. it is he said, she said, blame the other guy. look, i tried to be constructive here and lay out an actual plan to get us nearly $4 trillion by taking the offers that are on the table. speaker boehner and the president were so close and then speaker boehner went off on plan b. i never understood why. had no prospect of succeeding. it did not succeed even in his own caucus. now, the question. >> chris: but you are not answering my question. >> because i tell you something because we only have nine
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am PST
'neill. obama needs to be ronald reagan. would i vote for revenues, including tax rate hikes, even though i don't like them to save the country from becoming greece but i'm not going to set aside the 1.2 trillion in cuts. any hope of going over the fiscal cliff must start in the senate. not one democrat would support the idea that we could protect 99% of americans from a tax increase. boehner's plan b i thought made as soon as. to my republican colleagues, the ronald reagan model is if you get 80% of what you want, that's a good day. i like simpson-bowles. the president is going to get tax rate hikes. to my republican colleagues, if we can protect 99% of the public from a tax hike that, is not a tax increase in my book. chuck, maybe you and me and some other people in the senate can find a way to find this on the short term but on the long term there's not going to be a deal >> you think we're going to go over the cliff? >> i think we're going to fall out of the fiscal tree. the big chance at the big deal is at the debt ceiling. that's when we'll have leverage to turn the country around, preven
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:45am EST
to vote for obama or to articulate liberal theologies. important movements, and i play a role in those movements. interfaith cooperation is a civic movement that says that the american project is about people from very different backgrounds who disagree on cosmic things, huge things; abortion, where to draw the line in the middle east. all of these things. but who still build a nation together. and i just have to say at a time when people around the world from different religions disagree on cosmic things and think that it is a reason to not build a nation together, we gotta model this here, right? we have to be able to write that next chapter in the american project of i pray, i pray in ways that you think are wrong, and yet i call you a fellow citizen. .. >> when we work with evangelicals, we work with lots of them, and i have huge admiration for what putnam would call the social capital they build in america. i'm not leading with my progressivism. i'm leading with dimensions of my tradition that have residents to dimensions of the tradition. i'm saying what do we do together? and ef
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
to the american people. there are three branches of government, you know, we didn't elect president obama to be the dictator. we have another branch which, where the democrats lost and people who voted for republicans were very concerned about the size of government, paul. i mean, they've allowed this to be a debate about tax rates, but the real problem, i think, for most republicans and people who voted for them is that they see how the cost s rate that is just unsustainable. i mean, the country cannot survive the kinds of increases in entitlement payoffs that will occur if there's not reform. >> paul: there's at least in my reporting, the president has offered only one substantive entitlement reform and that's a change how we calculate inflation for benefits and tax brackets and that was agreed to last year. it's really minor in the scheme of things, nothing else sustainable. >> i think that the president is overplaying his hand, paul. he's going to need republican vote next year to raise the debt ceiling and needs the republicans votes for second term items, immigration reform and humi
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
budgets and can't get one vote for any of them. boehner will be tip o'neill, obama needs to be reagan. i would vote for revenues including tax rate hikes, even though i don't like them, to stave country from becoming greece. >> today, despite the president being in hawaii, the fiscal cliff is still on the agenda. kristen welker is with the president in honolulu. good day to you, kristen. what are you hearing there? >> reporter: alex, good morning to you. white house officials say this is very much a working vacation, no word if president obama has actually spoke on the congressional leaders at this point. i can tell you that conversations are going on at the staff level. but the reality is that the hard work, the final touches probably won't be put on these bills or this bill, rather, that they're hoping to get until lawmakers, the president, return to washington. and of course that won't happen until after the christmas holiday. this has a lot of people worried, alex, because as you say there's not a lot of time left to get a deal done. president obama, house speaker john boehner, were
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
obama's administration, a discipline not right for the senate to just block nominations and never vote on them. but that has become part of the routine obstructure. i do not think robert byrd would have put up with that. that is a change. there is a story that illustrates so much of what david said about byrd being a complex figure. senator byrd was extremely complex. he is a very proud man. he was very sure and how he wanted to be treated. he had this relationship with carter. they worked together on a lot of things. that relationship was torn the night of the hostage rescue mission. senator byrd was in the white house that night at the oval office of carter. carter outlined the idea of the mission without telling byrd. that was such a betrayal, it was simply a horrible mistake by carter to have not told senator byrd, who had done so much for him. that tore the relationship. >> byrd worked so hard for carter and for carter not to tell him, you're absolutely right. he went through 12 different military scenarios, and that was one. the next day he was furious internally. but his public
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00am PST
feel like obama was going to win. he didn't really need one more vote. >> you grew up around guns. what do you make of the gun debate in america? >> well, you know, i hunted all my life and, you know, when i was young, i had a b.b. gun. i had a shotgun and rifles and all those things. and i went deer hunting and bear hunting. and i have no problems at all with that. but, you know, i don't know what i would do with a gun that would shoot 100 times. >> i find it staggers that you can just walk into stores in america and buy high-powered assault weapons and on the internet get 6,000, 7,000 rounds of ammunition and blow up a movie theatre if you want to. >> i don't agree with that. i think it should be more regulated. i think loaded gun, there's no need for civilians to own those. those are for military. >> take another break, willie. let's talk about music and also all the girls you've loved before. >> good. >> which could take some time, don't you think? even half the stories i've heard are true. >> how much time we got? ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
" magazine named president barack obama. another world leader snagged the number one spot in time's reader poll with 12.6 million votes. so spill it. who was if? >> we're supposed to tell you "time" magazine will be the first to tell you this is not scientific. >> i'm sure. >> north korea's supreme leader, youngest head of state currently in the world kim jong-un. >> why the fascination with him? >> he's intriguing because he's the third in the kim dynasty. he's the third and youngest son, but his father thought he had bha it took to the supreme leader. interesting enough, he went to school in switzerland and he's an nba and nike fan and does his own buzz cuts, which have become a trend in north korea. >> he does that hair himself? >> yes. he has a fear of barbers. >> i guess you never know who will come after you. "the onion" as a joke named him sexiest man in alive in a poll. it was meant to be a joke. the chinese published it thig it was real. >> we know it's not real. good about him is he showed his wife. that gives a lot of hope to the north korean public. you never saw his father's w
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 12:35am EST
't have the votes to pass the tax part and pulled the bill from the floor late and plan b collapses and yesterday came out and said ok, i tried, i failed. now it's up to president obama and harry reid to come one their plan and send us something and then we'll work on it. host: why did the plan b fai? guest: in short because it involved tax rate increases and in effect would have led to tax rate increases. boehner args the vote itself was to extend tax cuts that there's nothing in the bill, nobody was actually voting for tax rate increases but the effect is it would have been a tax rate increase and enough conservative republicans in the house said i made a pledge not to raise taxes and this is a tax increase because by not doing anything the voters will see the tax increase so enough to have them said we won't go with you that he knew he simply wouldn't have support. it was dozens and so he was not going to get any democratic support for it, so he had toful bill. -- so he had to pull the bill. host: and talk about arm- twisting. is it these people came to him and said there's no wa
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
a strategy so that we can really start. president obama won 71% of the hispanic vote in the november election. ted kennedy, jr. could be joining the family business, reportedly considering a run for john kerry's senate seat in massachusetts should kerry be confirmed as the new secretary of state. he currently runs a financial firm, but senior democrats feel he's the best chance to hold on to that seat because of his family's legacy. senator scott brown who lost to elizabeth warren is considered to be the candidate for the case. he jumped pd into the freezing water to save a woman. she was struggling to keep her head above water. he swam out and used a life preserver to keep her afloat and they brought the woman and officer back to shore. >> and down there-- >> the woman said she fell into the water accidentally. she had hypothermia, but otherwise she's doing okay. thank goodness for our police officers. >> wow. >> alisyn: we've heard about strange criminals in the past, but this guy takes the cake. literally. police say dan bailey ran out of gas and tried knocking on a chicago family's door f
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00am EST
are more important. i cannot be seen taking that vote. in the democratic party -- one caller mentioned social security. you are starting to see a similar backlash from the left over president obama's offered to john brennan to allow the cost of living increase for social security -- it is a lower estimate of inflation, which would mean social security benefits would rise at a lower rate in the future and could save a decent amount of money for the government. seniors and others and others with disabilities are getting lower rates in the future. a number of liberal groups say that is a benefits cut. they say they will primary any democrats who vote for it. they said if nancy pelosi votes for it, they will not offer for our support if she tries to run for the minority leader of the democrats. host: speaking of the leadership situation, talk to me a little bit about the lead -- allegiances in the house, punching in among the republicans. do the republicans favor the leadership of eric cantor more than the leadership of john boehner and? will this cost john boehner his -- more than the lea
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
. the investigation still ongoing. >>> well, "time" magazine named president barack obama their much-anticipated person of the year for 2012, but another world leader that snagged the number one spot in "time's" reader poll with 5.6 million votes and here to tell us who it is. nadia. >> well, he's the world youngest leader and appointed by his father and he's none other than the leader of north korea, kim jong-un. >> he is pretty controversial, how did he win out against all these other people in a reader poll? >> "time" magazine itself will tell you it's not a very scientific poll, but he won even over jon stewart. jon stewart is only second. but i think there was a little bit of humor in the vote. >> speaking of humor, "the union i union" named kim jong-un, but the chinese government thought it was real and they reported it. >> but, remember china is north korea's greatest ally and supporter. so, china does see him as sexy. >> why the fascination with him? >> again, the third in the kim dynasty. his grandfather was the founder of north korea. we never saw a photograph of kim jong-u
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
obama and our country and the world in the next year or two is iran and it's nuclear weapons program. chuck hagel has had some very outlying votes on that. he's been -- >> he wants to establish communication. >> he's been consistently -- i think in that sense anybody who tries to communicate with iran has run into a brick wall, and chuck hagel has consistently been against economic sanctions to try to change the behavior of the islamic regime, the radical regime in tehran, which is the only way to do it short of war. so, in fact, as i look at chuck hagel's positions on iran, they seem to me to be quite different than president obama. now, president obama obviously has earned the right to naum night whoever he wants. i think this is a very tough confirmation process. i don't know how it would end, but there are reasonable questions to ask and that chuck hagel has to answer. >> finally in our last minute i need you to solve the fiscal cliff problem. specifically we all know that the speaker left. he couldn't get his caucus to join him on his backup plan, and he said hey, mr. president
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
thing ironed out. i think kerry reid and the senate and obama, because the democrats in the senate are doing his bidding, that is where the real obstacles to getting something done. >> there was a perception created that the vote last night would increase taxes. now, i disagree with that characterization. but that impression is out there. the number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having to raise taxes. that was the real issue. gerri: in some ways he was talking about grover norquist. the man it is about this tax pledge where is the common ground there? >> the reason that we have a plan be now is because the houses are devoted to pass all of the bills. gerri: but how do you find common ground thee? them and that's what the speaker was trying to do. he was talking about the race there now. as you saw, the president and the house, where we go from here, we need republicans who are serious about cutting the size of government and decide they're going to do something to that ball forward. republicans need to use their leverage in those battles. gerri: it's
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
vote -- who knows how pelosi would vote. now it is strictly on the senate. >> coming man frost quick question before we leave, the speaker, speaker boehner, moved more toward what president obama wants. that's in terms of the limits of who would see higher taxes. do you think that was a step in the right direction? >> i think it was exactly the right thing for the speaker to have done. i just feel sorry for him that his own party wouldn't support him. what should have happened is this should have been brought up for a vote. boehner should have been able to get his own party to support it and send it back to the senate and see what they would do. he failed to get his own people behind him, and that's a disaster. >> i will leave it there. to be factually correct moments ago congressman peter king, a republican, was sitting here and says he did support the speaker plan. >> of course he did. he couldn't get enough republicans. >> you said the entire party. i want to make clear. >> no, the entire party didn't. >> thank you. >> thank you, merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >>> and now to
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
political future. >> he didn't say no. >>> here's what's trending online. president obama hasn't announced his nomination for the next secretary of defense, but some lawmakers voice their skepticism today about senator chuck hagel for the position a republican senator says he doubts he will get the votes and says hagel's past position on irrarn is out of touch with the president's policies. >>> a concert promoter is suing rapper rapper nas for $10 million, claim avenues no-show for a new year's concert in africa heavily promoted. >>> tim tebow to jacksonville? an espn reporter says tebow is signing with the jaguars this offseason is a virtual certainty. the jets reportedly are likely to honor tebow's request to be released, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. >>> a man who didn't make it as a pop star has found the kind of success that no amount of fame can match. we will have his story. we're at walmart with the simmons family. how much is your current phone bill? four sixteen seventy six a month! okay, come with me -- we're gonna save you money. with straight talk at walmart,
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
that president obama wants us to go over the cliff. i have to say up until last thursday when the senate -- the house voted on plan b, the boehner plan, i thought this was all jockeying and maneuvering for position. but when they defeated the plan, house republicans did, to increase on taxes only on people making $1 million a year i suddenly thought we may go over the cliff. one of the interesting things to see is the markets. this could be a situation where the markets basically force washington to do something by taking a real hit this week. we will see. >> and senator kent conrad of a different opinion? >> his feeling the obama plan, the president on friday before going to hawaii offered a paired down plan. an increase of taxes on people making over $250,000. and extent unemployment benefits and kick the can down the road on everything else. he said he thinks we can do better than that and should do better than that. he is proposing basically to split the difference from where obama and boehner were before plan b. basically get about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. i don't know if
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
costs, the president decided, the democrats in congress voted, to take that -- >> i get your point -- >> average americans who are very sick are paying $2 billion to $3 billion more in taxes to pay for obama care. these are tax increases on the middle class put there by obama. he wants you to talk about taxing the rich as he's busy socking it to the middle class. >> i'm sorry. there is a luxury of a debate that washington may have, that folks like me on the ground in cities all across america don't have. i've got to balance a budget. but what we've had to do in newark is cut our workforce almost 25% and cut government spending almost 22 but we've had to raise taxes as well because it's a pragmatic way forward. but this is what i learned in newark. if you start cutting programs for the poor, you start to inflict a damage not on the poor but on yourself because in this country, it's the truth. it's easier to raise strong children than to heal broken men. we wonder why we have such high prison systems and high medical costs, we're not making the front end investments in colleges and u
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 3:33pm EST
to the floor of the house for a vote. only has to do is let democrats vote and it will pass. the clock is ticking. there is still time for the speaker to avoid that cliff. the senate-passed bill would protect 90% of small businesses while president obama [inaudible] and that agreement should be comprehensive. simply pass the senate bill. the only reason he worked for a day or two so it would not pass. that did not work either. americans are not fooled by the speaker's thani procedural excuses -- phony procedural excuses. let me be very plain. there is nothing preventing the speaker from taking up our bill and giving middle-class families certainty. this is not a game. there will be very serious consequences for millions of families if congress fails to compromise. there will be serious consequences for our country if congress kills to compromise. -- fails to compromise. it is time for the house republicans to remember what is at stake. $250,000 program would pass overwhelmingly in the house. it is up to the speaker to let the vote occur. >> mr. president, the republican leader. people
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